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December 19, 2018

A client’s acquittal on an impaired driving charge — because the investigating officers had no reasonable suspicion to justify a roadside breath sample — is extremely unusual in these circumstances, says Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett.

November 11, 2018

Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett says his client’s narrow escape from a wrongful conviction in an alleged rape case — after a prosecutor’s rare declaration he was “completely innocent” — should sound a warning bell about the erosion of the presumption of innocence.

September 20, 2018

…Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett says, “It’s very reassuring for counsel to know that a person who is victimized by the police both physically and by the bad-faith laying of criminal charges has some breathing room to decide if he should sue in response.”

July 17, 2018

Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett says the mandatory minimum six-month sentence his client faces for child luring is unconstitutional and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

June 8, 2018

“After five decades of fighting to legalize pot, we will have to take what we can get and then clean up the over-breadth [of the law] once Canadians realize that the sky has not fallen on their heads,” [Harnett] says.

May 3, 2018

Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett tells the recent withdrawal of sexual assault charges against his client by the Crown mid-jury trial and subsequent apology from the bench, demonstrates why defence counsel are resistant to water down fair trial protections in these serious matters.

April 13, 2018

A landlord and tenant dispute that’s currently before the Divisional Court could have wide-ranging implications for students, snowbirds and remote workers who live in rental units for a few weeks each month, says Toronto lawyer Aaron Harnett.

September 22, 2017

Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett and other counsel will be arguing in the Superior Court of Justice on Monday for leave to intervene in a case where the City of Toronto is seeking an injunction to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries within the municipality.

September 11, 2017

Toronto welcomed “The Works” — its first “legal” safe injection site — in August, but as the drugs being injected by the patients are still highly illegal, there is often confusion as to the legal status of these facilities

May 17, 2017

With the release of the Howard Sapers’ report scrutinizing the use of segregation, it’s encouraging that correctional facilities are trying to manage mental-health needs in a “humane and thoughtful way,” but there’s currently no method in place to deal with these issues within the jail system, Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett tells The Lawyers Daily.

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